History Headscratchers / IAmLegend

12th Oct '17 8:04:02 PM Metalshina
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** The thing is, they did, just not enough. Rewatch the scene where he activates the defenses. The UV lights are activated too late, by the time they're on the zombies are directly underneath them, able to tip them over. Notice how the zombies that are exposed to the light immediately write in agony afterwards? And the explosives do wipe out many zombies, its just that there were too many zombies and they were too spread out.


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*** If we go by the theater ending, the infected have roughly the intelligence of wild predators, maybe less. Bleach is an artificial scent, they wouldn't associate it with anything. Especially since its not like Neville smells like bleach either, so they wouldn't associate it with him. Since he bleaches that place EVERY DAY, they just learned to accept that that house always has this weird smell and has strange constructions around it. Its also possible that they know someone is in there, but they don't want to risk attacking in case it isn't Neville. After all, the house has a lot of defenses, they might fear losing many lives just to find out that the kidnappings continue. Only when they can confirm Neville lives there do they attack.
25th Mar '17 8:16:41 AM erforce
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*** I think it's evident that they've only been trying to kill Neville because he's been kidnapping and (inadvertantly) killing their own. It's also possible that, like in the novel and VincentPrice film, there are two types of monsters, ones who are mindless creatures killing anything they come across, and the civilised ones who have maintained their humanity. Neville has been wantonly killing any he finds.

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*** I think it's evident that they've only been trying to kill Neville because he's been kidnapping and (inadvertantly) killing their own. It's also possible that, like in the novel and VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice film, there are two types of monsters, ones who are mindless creatures killing anything they come across, and the civilised ones who have maintained their humanity. Neville has been wantonly killing any he finds.
16th Mar '17 5:31:48 AM Dollyrocker2000
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*** The movie got a few things wrong. Neville was not at the south street seaport during the night attack, when he was rescued by the woman and child. In this scene, he was on the west side of manhattan, facing New Jersey. Also, it does not seem likely that the GW Bridge would've been left in tact(alt ending), if the gov/military decided to blow all other bridges, and flood all tunnels. Also, in terms of theatrical ending, the GW bridge is not seen by the audience, so how did the woman and child drive to Vermont if manhattan was completely cut off? The film made a point of telling us that manhattan was quarantined and effectively cut off. Lastly, how did the zombies know about Neville's manaquins? The movie led us to believe that Neville only saw the manaquins during the day, in the video store. If we are to believe this, it means that the zombies would not have know about the video store or the manaquins inside the video store, because they don't come out during the day. Yet, somehow the zombies knew about the video store, grabbed Fred, placed him near grand central station, and set a trap for Neville? Question - if the zombies knew about neville and the video store, why not just wait inside and kill him, why go with setting Fred up on a street and setting a trap? This is a case of a movie that does not follow the rules of the world it created, not cool. :)

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*** The movie got a few things wrong. Neville was not at the south street seaport during the night attack, when he was rescued by the woman and child. In this scene, he was on the west side of manhattan, facing New Jersey. Also, it does not seem likely that the GW Bridge would've been left in tact(alt ending), if the gov/military decided to blow all other bridges, and flood all tunnels. Also, in terms of theatrical ending, the GW bridge is not seen by the audience, so how did the woman and child drive to Vermont if manhattan was completely cut off? The film made a point of telling us that manhattan was quarantined and effectively cut off. Lastly, how did the zombies know about Neville's manaquins? The movie led us to believe that Neville only saw the manaquins during the day, in the video store. If we are to believe this, it means that the zombies would not have know known about the video store or the manaquins inside the video store, because they don't come out during the day. Yet, somehow the zombies knew about Neville's visits to the video store, grabbed and his relationship to Fred. So, they decided to grab Fred, placed place him near grand central station, and set a trap for Neville? Question - if the zombies knew about neville and the video store, why not just wait inside and kill capture/trap him, why go with setting Fred up on a street and setting a trap? This is a case of a movie that does not follow the rules of the world it created, not cool. :)Lastly, I must reiterate my earlier point. we have been been led to believe that the zombies do not come out during the day. If this is the case, how did they know about Neville, the video store, and Fred?
15th Mar '17 5:53:03 AM Dollyrocker2000
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*** The movie got a few things wrong. Neville was not at the south street seaport during the night attack, when he was rescued by the woman and child. In this scene, he was on the west side of manhattan, facing New Jersey. Also, it does not seem likely that the GW Bridge would've been left in tact(alt ending), if the gov/military decided to blow all other bridges, and flood all tunnels. Also, in terms of theatrical ending, the same holds true, how did the woman and child drive to ermine if manhattan was completely cut off? The film made a point of telling us that manhattan was quarantined and effectively cut off. This is a case of a movie that does not follow the rules of the world it created.

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*** The movie got a few things wrong. Neville was not at the south street seaport during the night attack, when he was rescued by the woman and child. In this scene, he was on the west side of manhattan, facing New Jersey. Also, it does not seem likely that the GW Bridge would've been left in tact(alt ending), if the gov/military decided to blow all other bridges, and flood all tunnels. Also, in terms of theatrical ending, the same holds true, GW bridge is not seen by the audience, so how did the woman and child drive to ermine Vermont if manhattan was completely cut off? The film made a point of telling us that manhattan was quarantined and effectively cut off. Lastly, how did the zombies know about Neville's manaquins? The movie led us to believe that Neville only saw the manaquins during the day, in the video store. If we are to believe this, it means that the zombies would not have know about the video store or the manaquins inside the video store, because they don't come out during the day. Yet, somehow the zombies knew about the video store, grabbed Fred, placed him near grand central station, and set a trap for Neville? Question - if the zombies knew about neville and the video store, why not just wait inside and kill him, why go with setting Fred up on a street and setting a trap? This is a case of a movie that does not follow the rules of the world it created.created, not cool. :)
14th Mar '17 8:42:20 PM Dollyrocker2000
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***The movie got a few things wrong. Neville was not at the south street seaport during the night attack, when he was rescued by the woman and child. In this scene, he was on the west side of manhattan, facing New Jersey. Also, it does not seem likely that the GW Bridge would've been left in tact(alt ending), if the gov/military decided to blow all other bridges, and flood all tunnels. Also, in terms of theatrical ending, the same holds true, how did the woman and child drive to ermine if manhattan was completely cut off? The film made a point of telling us that manhattan was quarantined and effectively cut off. This is a case of a movie that does not follow the rules of the world it created.
31st Jan '17 5:18:57 AM Adriantancy
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** Yes, standard gasoline (i.e. typical gas fuel untreated wirh stabilizers) turns into sludge after 6 months or so. A long abandoned car can never even fire up because the fuel line will be all gummed up. Even stabilizers like those added to lawnmowers or chainsaws can only extend gas life by a year or so.
6th Oct '16 1:12:45 AM ChrisDen
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** It's either in one of his flashbacks or on one of those recorded television broadcasts he watches, but at some point you hear some news reporter or announcer say that he's basically the lead figure assigned to deal with the once-promising Krippen virus. The ''Time'' cover supplements that. What that means is that before the Crash, he was probably a reknowned and genius virologist (which actually makes sense, since the US military plays an important role in dealing with anti-biological warfare efforts) who was given the task of trying to deal with the mutated Krippen virus (up until the destruction of the bridge, the virus seems to have only been spread by blood-to-blood contact, hence his wife's remark "is it airborne?".

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** It's either in one of his flashbacks or on one of those recorded television broadcasts he watches, but at some point you hear some news reporter or announcer say that he's basically the lead figure assigned to deal with the once-promising Krippen virus. The ''Time'' cover supplements that. What that means is that before the Crash, he was probably a reknowned renowned and genius virologist (which actually makes sense, since the US military plays an important role in dealing with anti-biological warfare efforts) who was given the task of trying to deal with the mutated Krippen virus (up until the destruction of the bridge, the virus seems to have only been spread by blood-to-blood contact, hence his wife's remark "is it airborne?".
2nd Feb '16 4:42:52 PM MarchVee
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*** The "less than one percent" already had an immunity when the disease broke out, probably from a preexisting genetic trait (they lacked receptor sites, had a certain protein or something that inhibits the activity of the virus, etc.). There are several examples of this in real life. A few people have a genetic immunity to AIDs. Sickle cell anemia providing immunity to malaria is an extreme example. The 10% that got turned into dark seekers may have a similar but less potent trait, one that fights off the virus enough to stay alive, but not enough to destroy it completely and prevent various symptoms. Once the virus is cured, their body can start to repair the damage.

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*** The "less than one percent" already had an immunity when the disease broke out, probably from a preexisting genetic trait (they lacked receptor sites, had a certain protein or something that inhibits the activity of the virus, etc.). There are several examples of this in real life. A few people have a genetic immunity to AIDs.[=AIDS=]. Sickle cell anemia providing immunity to malaria is an extreme example. The 10% that got turned into dark seekers may have a similar but less potent trait, one that fights off the virus enough to stay alive, but not enough to destroy it completely and prevent various symptoms. Once the virus is cured, their body can start to repair the damage.



** Since it's a drug created for a patient population working with a limited time frame for medical intervention, it's likely the drug was "fast-tracked." In that situation, the FDA can allow drugs to bypass the more exhaustive testing period if they show promise in early human trials with no serious side effects. It's not generally the rule for most medications, but for populations dealing with chronic or terminal conditions (AIDS, cancer, Parkinson's, etc.), it can and does happen. Once it hit the general patient population (and cancer is no obscure disease), it was probably a matter of time before it began mutating. It's possible that some of the early mutations were harmless and therefore overlooked, which gave it time to become the plague that wiped out humanity.

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** Since it's a drug created for a patient population working with a limited time frame for medical intervention, it's likely the drug was "fast-tracked." In that situation, the FDA can allow drugs to bypass the more exhaustive testing period if they show promise in early human trials with no serious side effects. It's not generally the rule for most medications, but for populations dealing with chronic or terminal conditions (AIDS, ([=AIDS=], cancer, Parkinson's, etc.), it can and does happen. Once it hit the general patient population (and cancer is no obscure disease), it was probably a matter of time before it began mutating. It's possible that some of the early mutations were harmless and therefore overlooked, which gave it time to become the plague that wiped out humanity.
18th Apr '15 11:03:55 AM JusticEqualsVengeance
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** She's just lucky, but attributes it to God.




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** I think the point of the vaccine was that Neville wanted to save the immune people, not the infected. Saving the first from the latter once they were cured and didn't attack the others.
13th Mar '15 3:47:43 PM Mantyf
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*** There do are "still alive" vampires too, even if they are far from common.
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